Meet the team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

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Bennett Mott

General Manager

Welcome to Sutton Grange's website; my name is Bennett and I am the General Manager here at the home.

I have worked as a Nurse/Manager in care services since I first qualified. I have a great belief in a strong infrastructure of clinical decision-making that supports, protects and enables people to live the life they choose to its fullest extent. Our job is to minimise all that could hinder a full life and to maximise independence, spirit and the uniqueness of everyone who chooses our care home.

My previous roles as a Gold Standard Trainer, Nurse Manager, Advocate and Safe Guarding Lead have given me a network of contacts and professional links that help me understand how to coordinate a multidisciplinary support team and to ensure everyone has what they need at the time they need it.

The move into a more structured care environment is always difficult for both residents and their loved ones; and I believe that, to make this transition as easy as possible, we need to ensure that they retain as much control as possible during this process. 

Barchester has shown me that it is determined to improve the experience of living in a care environment. Their commitment shines in the building of Sutton Grange and I feel privileged to have been asked to shape its future. I am looking forward to building on achievements and helping to create a strong, vibrant and inclusive home that is seen as a community asset and has a reputation for clinical excellence. I want Sutton Grange to be the location other professionals contact to learn from. 

I grew up listening to stories at my grandmothers knee; life hasn’t shown me anything more interesting since.

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Ken Bullough

Resident Ambassador

Ken was one of our first residents here at Sutton Grange, and wholeheartedly embraces an array of activities throughout the home.

Through his own interests, Ken has been instrumental in helping us to provide interesting activities, aiding in building a sense of community and comradery amongst both staff and residents alike.

Ken’s interests have given us a basis for our weekly gardening club, a music club, and a film club. Ken’s love of painting means that our lovely activity room is never short of something beautiful to look at!

Ken says, "I don’t work hard, I just like to keep myself entertained."

As Ken enjoys keeping busy, he has joined the panel at interviews, asking potential staff important questions from a resident's perspective. His latest role here at Sutton Grange sees him talking to families who may be looking for care, about life here at Sutton Grange.

To thank him for his help and wonderful presence, we presented him with a set of paints and brushes for his favourite hobby.

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Adam Smith

Maintenance Manager

Hi, my name is Adam, and I am the Maintenance Manager here at Sutton Grange. I have been with the company for over five years.

Before working at Sutton Grange, I was a Maintenance Assistant at Cheshire Grange, another Barchester care home in Lym, Cheshire.

I've had a varied background of work experience: I've worked in a psychiatric hospital, I was self-employed with my own maintenance business that focused on home restorations, and I also became a qualified gas technician.

I believe that this core background knowledge, continued interest, and the desire to learn is what helped me to win the Divisional Maintenance Champion award at the 2015 Barchester Care Awards.

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Debbie Balmforth

Home Administrator

My name is Debbie and it is my role to support the General Manager by maintaining the administration and financial systems within the home.

I joined Barchester in 2014 after working for Barclays Bank for many years and it has given me an opportunity to really utilise my skills in such an amazing environment.

I have been able to help families as they navigate their way around the care fees funding maze and I really hope I am able to help you too.

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Jo Day

Nurse

I qualified as an RM over 25 years ago and specialise in dementia care and end of life care. I previously lead services through the Gold Standard Framework. I have a passion for person-centred care and I am devoted to ensuring that those we support receive the highest standard of care possible.

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Dean McKeown

Head Chef

I have been Head Chef at Sutton Grange since August 2016. Prior to that I worked in another Barchester home in Kent. I have 25 years experience in catering, working in restaurants and at major Blue Ribbon Events. I am responsible for the day to day operations of the kitchen. I also make sure that residents needs and wishes are met and that they are treated in a dignified manner by myself and my team.I am always available to speak to if you require any information.

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Alison and Karen

Receptionists

One of the first friendly faces you'll see when you step foot through the doors of Sutton Grange, will either be Alison or Karen. These two are always on hand to make a cup of tea, coffee or whatever takes your fancy; or maybe they can be a friendly ear for what might be a much-needed chat. Whatever it is, they're always here to help.

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